Priestly by Kendall Whiteley

“I wish I could tell you I married my best friend but I married so much more than that. I married the man who is worth every waiting season I’ve ever endured, my immeasurably more. “

Jordin & Nick have to be one of the cutest couples we have ever met! Their passion for sharing their love for Jesus Christ brought them together + keeps them strong now & forever. Their relationships has endured so much in such a short time including months of long distance. Last August, Nick got down on one knee and asked Jordin to be his forever. In March, the long distance finally ended + they became Mr & Mrs and started their joined loves together!

Held at Relix Variety Theatre, the best day ever was brought to life! The simple greenery & romantic up-lighting mixed with the urban vibe of Relix was truly perfect! Jordin + her girls started the day with music, good vibes, and lots of happy tears. When she put her dress on, they could not contain their excitement nor could her father! Jordin was so nervous to show Nick her gorgeous dress (ALL brides know that!) and he was THE sweetest. We wish you could see how his lip quivered when he turned around! They exchanged letters privately, that made us CRY, and then prior to their ceremony they preformed a foot washing ceremony. Jesus did this with his disciples as a symbol of his devotion to humble himself as a leader and serve his followers. It was a perfect way to incorporate their devotion to the lord.

VENDORS: Venue | Relix Variety Theatre // Hair | Brooke Crawford // Makeup | Imani Wright // Dress | David’s Bridal // Dresses | Birdy Grey // Tuxs | Men’s Warehouse // Entertainment | DJ KNKT // Paper Goods | Avie Papery // Video | Tim Morris

Amburn by Kendall Whiteley

“The sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin’. There's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head.”

The Amburn’s have been in our lives for a couple years now. We have SO much love for them and love documenting all of their special moments. Our first shoot with this gorgeous mother, Ashley, was actually her boudoir session in our own apartment! We fell in love with her and her genuine soul from that shoot + soon after met her even more amazing family. We could NOT believe how precious Ashley & Connor’s first born, Holston, is! I mean, seriously, look at that face! He is so dang handsome and full of personalty. We want to take him home after every shoot! When we found out that Holston would be a big brother, we were so happy for their family! WHAT AN EXCITING TIME?!?!

After troubles, losses, and disappointments, FINALLY mom & dad announced they would be bringing a baby GIRL into the world. This baby girl will truly be the Amburn’s rainbow baby. We loved being able to celebrate this baby girl during this session. Ashley, of course, is glowing with joy, love and happiness. Holston is SO excited to be a big brother and we know he will love his sister SO much! We can not wait to meet her, snuggle her, and continue to document this family as they grow! Yall better stay tuned for more family photos of this soon to be family of FOUR!

K&P by Kendall Whiteley

Being in that dress again is like reliving the best day ever.

Whats better than a wedding? An anniversary! We celebrated Katrina & Preston's 1 year anniversary + it was the best thing ever! We were invited to shoot at a new venue in Athens TN called Ramble Creek Vineyards to host these two for their anniversary session. After being together for over 8 years, married for 1 (woot woot!) you could feel the love & passion shared by these two. Just because the wedding day is over, doesnt mean the celebration is. 

Once we heard that Katrina wanted to get back into her dress (because who doesnt?!?), we started brainstorming. Once we saw THE DRESS, we were truly inspired. Seriously, Hayley Paige out did herself with this design.Also, when your client is a professional dancer, you make her twirl in THAT DRESS!  We knew we wanted to create something different than Katrina & Preston's wedding day. Their wedding was held on a sunny day, in the middle of summer, at a beautiful church in Knoxville. Their anniversary session ended up being on a cloudy, rainy day, in the middle of fall at a quaint & quiet venue hidden in the TN mountains. I guess these two can pull off any looks! 

Hodge Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

We have been SO far behind on blogging and we feel horrible! We can not go another day without sharing this amazing wedding with you! You do not want to miss this one!

How do you pull off such a cool, bohemian inspired yet eclectic wedding in the backwoods of good old Tennessee? Ask rad, barefoot bride Kara because she sure as hell pulled that off. On their wedding day, Kara & Nick were blessed with perfect weather (which is hard to come by lately!). Kara is not your average bride and that is what we loved about her the most. She chose to incorporate unique flowers & succulents, non-traditional aspects, funky colors, and even feathers! We really loved seeing it all come together + we are ALWAYS glad to see a bride staying true to their own personal style!

Kara included a few emotional yet heart-warming touches to her wedding day. One special touch is her wedding band, which is her late mothers stunning sapphire. Another was doing a first look with her brother instead of anyone else. It was definitely a sweet moment. Kara lost her best friend, Channon, tragically in 2007 so Kara chose to honor her during the ceremony by each bridesmaid putting a rose in Channon’s spot. The bouquet that was gathered by those roses was then gifted to Channon’s father. These are the moments that a couple will never forget.

VENDORS- VENUE | Heartland Meadows // FLORIST | Swank Floral // HAIR | Alex York with Josie’s Salon // MAKEUP | Makeup by Katie Hill // WEDDING GOWN | Loveliest Bridal

Matoy wedding by Kendall Whiteley


When we met with Cassidy & Mathew, they were contemplating a NYE wedding and we were ALL FOR IT. When the planning began, we started counting down the days. Not only are Cassidy & Matthew the cutest, kindest, and most loving couple ever-they have S T Y L E! Cassidy’s NYE wedding vision came to life perfectly! We loved the stunning color palette full of gold & pops of blue, the fun decor spread all over the tables, and the 500 party balloons! Cassidy even put a little fun into her look-that updo is what dreams are made of! No wonder Matthew could not stop grinning all day!

We rang in the New Year photographing Cassidy & Matthews best day ever. We had shot an amazing wedding the day before + another amazing wedding the day after. We were EXHAUSTED, running on red-bull, needed a shower (LOL), SO behind on emails, haven’t talked to friends/family in 2 days, and we’re getting kindaaaa annoyed with each other. At midnight, we saw how happy Cassidy & Matthew were to have us documenting their most special moments. We jumped up and down with them when 500 balloons dropped at midnight and knew THATS where we were supposed to be. We are meant to be wedding photographers-we just are! We are so happy that we got to be Cassidy & Matthews!

VENDORS- VENUE | The Standard // COORDINATION | Peggy with Heels & Veils // FLORIST | Melissa Timm Designs // HAIR | Wendy Perry with Bangs & Blush // MAKEUP | Bangs & Blush // WEDDING GOWN | Martina Liana from White Lace & Promises // TUXEDOS | Regal Tuxedo Knoxville // ENTERTAINMENT | Special Notes Entertainment // DRINKS | Red Man Group // CAKE | Bradford Catering // CATERING | Bradford Catering // PAPER GOODS | Dandy Lions // VIDEO | Bella Vision Video

Taylor Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.”

Warning-you are about to see ALOT of amazing flowers because this bride is a florist! This beautiful bride works at LB Floral (one of our favorite local florists!) who will actually be the florists at OUR wedding next year! (EEEEP!) Besides being the most kind and sincere person ever, Amber is insanely talented being an assistant at LB. Amber said as soon as she got engaged she KNEW she wanted T&K to document her big day-how sweet is that?! So basically, we had been counting down the days until we could see how incredible her wedding was going to be.

On a cool evening in November, the day Amber & Michael had been planning for ages finally came! Amber, like all brides, envisioned her perfect wedding day and made it happen! Being in the industry she knew what she wanted and what she didn’t. The warm, fall inspired color palette and floral ideas all came from her + her team brought it to life. I mean, have you ever seen a more stunning bouquet or arbor?!? Aside from the perfection of the decor, the entire wedding day was SO smooth & effortless. Amber & Michael decided not to see each other prior to the ceremony, so she spent the afternoon with her bridesmaids! SO MUCH FUN! Getting closer to the ceremony, we were all so eager for Michael to see his gorgeous bride! When she walked down the aisle, I swear our hearts stopped! Just look at his AND hers reactions. What an incredible moment. After the “I-do’s" we danced, drank, sang, and celebrated all night! We are so grateful for clients who become friends because we get to cheer them on all day long!

VENDORS- VENUE | The Standard // COORDINATION | Amanda Graves with Simple Bliss Events // OFFICIANT | Radiant Gatherings // FLORIST | LB Floral // HAIR | Southern Belle Beauty // MAKEUP | Southern Belle Beauty // WEDDING GOWN | David’s Bridal // TUXEDOS | Men’s Warehouse // ENTERTAINMENT | Sequoyah Entertainment // CAKE | Michelle Price // CATERING | Sweet P’s BBQ // DRINKS | The Pour Guys // Rentals | Anderson Rentals

Webb Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“Tis the season to be married.”

We are over the moon excited to finally share with you the beautiful union of Ashlond & Justin. We have known Ashlond for a few years (she is actually Kendall’s hair stylist!) and have truly enjoyed being apart of this amazing journey with her & Justin. These two are the kindest, most genuine, and perfectly matched couple we have ever seen. You can SEE the love in their eyes when they look at each other and you can FEEL the love when you are in their presence. There are SO many wonderful things we could say about this wedding, this couple and this perfect day. We have decided to let you hear all of the wonderful details from the beautiful bride herself. Read on to hear Ashlond detailing her most perfect day.

“Considering how obsessed I am with Christmas, planning a Christmas inspired wedding came so naturally. I kept seeing all these beautiful Christmas/Winter weddings with the dark emerald green/cranberry/gold color combo and I immediately knew this was how I would envision my wedding. We knew we wanted the ceremony to be special. It was extremely important for Justin to get married in a church. We both grew up together in a small church that could not seat our guest count so we knew we would have to find a different church other than our home church. We had actually attended a wedding two years prior at Graystone Presbyterian Church and fell in love with the stain glass windows, high ceilings, and the intimacy it brought. After picking December 1st, I knew I wanted to go tour Mill and Mine for the reception. We immediately fell in love. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location than The Mill and Mine for our reception.”

VENDORS- VENUE | Mill & Mine // COORDINATION | Kristy with Margaret Claire Weddings // FLORIST | LB Floral // HAIR | Whitney Evans Beauty // MAKEUP | Katie Hill Beauty // WEDDING GOWN | White Lace & Promises (Essence of Australia) // DRESSES | Reverly // SHOES | Badgley Mischka // TUXEDOS | Prestige Tuxedo // ENTERTAINMENT | Keith Smith Productions // CAKE | Sweet Beginnings by Elaine // VIDEO | Rellek Films

I remember everyone telling me through the whole wedding process to “take everything in the day of” and I truly felt like i did. I tried to take in every moment and not have on my mind what was happening next. If there was one piece of advice I could give to a bride is-enjoy the day, take every moment and emotion you feel and try to bottle it up.” XOXO Ashlond Webb

Thomas Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“In your smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” – Beth Revis

We met Lindsey & Aaaron to discuss their wedding day plans and immediate felt a connection. We found so many similarities in our relationships as we started getting to know one another. Lindsey is a new wedding/lifestyle photographer herself (she is amazing, you should check her out!). They have been together 6 years just like us. Even the start of their relationship was similar to ours. To say we were excited for their wedding day is an understatement. We were counting down the days just as they were. Spoiler alert-it did NOT disappoint.

At the end of the fall season, the big day finally came! The Knoxville Botanical Gardens was the perfect venue for this eclectic and eccentric couple. The hair, the gown, the flowers, the style, the love and the JOY on this day is truly unmatchable. The jewel toned accents of color + the geometric shapes were to die for. We could go on and on. Lindsey’s two piece blush gown is one we will never forget + her mismatched bridesmaids dresses made for a memorable group. After getting pampered by her bridesmaids, it was time to see her soon-to-be hubby! Aaron chose a private spot in the gardens and it was so perfect-just look at his reaction! You could sense the relief Lindsey felt after she saw Aaron, planning a wedding is hard yall, and seeing him made it all worth it! We love witnessing and documenting happy, in love couples!

VENDORS- Venue | Knoxville Botanical Gardens // Florist | Fifty Flowers // Hair | Lindsey Thomas // MUA | Lindsey Thomas // Catering | B&G Catering // Dress | White Lace & Promises // Tuxedos | H&M // Entertainment | Phillip Mobile DJ | VIDEO | Mobach Media // Rentals | All Occasions Party Rentals

Jeffries Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“May the golden moments of today become the treasured memories of tomorrow.”

One year ago, almost to the date, Heather became Cody’s fiance after many years of dating. In the fall, they finally became Mr & Mrs! Held at Ramble Creek Vineyards, on a warm October evening, family and friends gathered to witness this amazing day. Heather was THE most stunning bride in her fit-n-flare detailed gown. The golden colors of the season paired perfectly with the deep colors in the bouquets. As the sun began to set, the ceremony began and there was not a dry eye when Heather walked down that aisle. Cody could not keep that grin off his face ALL night! After their grand entrance, the band (which was SO FUN!!! ) began to play and the dance floor was full until the end of the night!

Even though their wedding day was perfect, it did follow with some terrible news. Shortly after Heather & Cody’s wedding, we received a call that would break our hearts. Cody’s beautiful mother suddenly passed away. When a tragedy like that happens, we are reminded just how important our job is to document these golden moments. You never know when you are capturing someones last memories with a loved one. Rest in Peace Jackie.

VENDORS- Venue | Ramble Creek Vineyards // Florist | Victoria & Anne Flowers // Hair | Tori Stewart // MUA Glimmer & Gloss by Chloe // Catering & Cake | Ramble Creek Vineyards // Dress | White Lace & Promises Tuxedos | Mens Warehouse // Entertainment | Entice Band // Video | Cam Gregg

Cantor by Kendall Whiteley

Family might be defined as a group of people who are related to each other, but it's more than that. It's a meaningful connection, an experience. It's an incredible and unbreakable bond—created by mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. It's comfort in a world of uncertainty.

The Cantor family is one who is very near and dear to our hearts. We met Rhiannon & Christopher in June of 2016. We were able to document a very special milestone for them in 2016-their marriage! We fell in love with them immediately so when we saw they were expecting, we were over the moon excited for them! We knew little Louie would be THE cutest with THE best parents. We could not wait to meet him.

A year and a half later, we finally got to meet Louie! Rhiannon & Christopher currently live in California for for Christopher’s career. Rhiannon is from a small town in Tennessee and during the holidays they were able to visit. We were SO thrilled they called us to come out to their families property to document their little family. Being a model, Rhiannon has so many pictures of herself but not many of her with her boys! We HAD to change that! It was seriously the best evening with these guys. Louie is obviously so dang adorable. We loved seeing the love & joy shared between them. They are in the middle of planning a HUGE move overseas so these moments documented mean even more since they will not be returning to the states for some time. We sure will miss these cuties! xx